The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


    W. H. Hamlin has sold his residence property in West Medford to Benj. J. Trowbridge, of Douglas County, Oregon, consideration $1050. Mr. Trowbridge was formerly engaged in the mercantile business in Douglas County and will probably follow a similar business here. He expects to arrive in Medford soon with his family. The sale was made through R. T. Lawton's real estate agency.
"City Happenings," Medford Mail, July 12, 1901, page 7

    George Hamlin, arraigned before Justice of the Peace Glenn O. Taylor yesterday morning on a charge of committing a statutory offense against a ten-year-old girl, was bound over to the next term of the grand jury. The bonds were fixed at $3000.

"Local and Personal," Medford Sun, May 21, 1915, page 6

    George Hamlin, charged with a statutory offense against a ten-year-old girl, was bound over to the grand jury by Justice Taylor of Medford Thursday. Bonds were fixed at $30.00.

"Local News,"
Jacksonville Post, May 22, 1915, page 3

    At a special session of the grand jury yesterday afternoon George Hamlin was indicted upon the charge of assault with intentions of committing rape. The assault is alleged to have been made upon a ten-year-old girl of this city. Hamlin was arrested a fortnight ago. He is a pioneer of the valley.

"Local and Personal," Medford Sun, June 2, 1915, page 2

    The graduating exercises of the Sacred Heart Hospital were held at the St. Mark's Hall last evening. Dr. E. B. Pickel gave the opening address, which proved a most appropriate one. The diplomas were presented by Dr. Emmons, and the presentation of the medals was made by Dr. R. J. Conroy. Followed by a varied musical program, the closing address was made by the Right Rev. Alexander Christie. A song by Herbert Alford was much enjoyed. Two hundred people attended the exercises. The graduating nurses are: Misses Angelina Provost of Ashland, Miss Adalyn Hamlin of this city and Miss Mary K. Barba of Little Shasta, Cal.
Medford Sun, June 9, 1915, page 6

    The case of George Hamlin, accused of an attempt to commit rape, will be tried in circuit court next week.

"Local News," Jacksonville Post, June 26, 1915, page 3

    Chub Alfred Hamlin, 75, died at his home, 104 South Laurel St., Wednesday.
    Mr. Hamlin was born near Grants Pass, March 15, 1880, and for several years operated a grocery store and meat market in Medford. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hamlin, came to Oregon in 1852 in a covered wagon with oxen teams.
    He was a member of the Medford Elks Lodge for 39 years.
    He is survived by his wife, Nora E. Hamlin, to whom he was married for 53 years; one son, Warren R. Hamlin, and two grandsons, William Thomas Hamlin and John Warren Hamlin, of Medford; two brothers and four sisters.
    Funeral services will be held at Perl funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. D. Kirkland West of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Entombment will be in Medford Memorial Mausoleum.
    The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the American Cancer Fund in care of the local postmaster.
    The Medford Elks Lodge will participate in funeral services.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 23, 1956, page 15

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